By Sally Raskoff Why do we use words like “troops” and “escorts” to sanitize our discussions of difficult, disturbing, or controversial topics, like war and sex? There has been much talk of bringing the “troops” home and of “troop” casualties....
As a shell explodes close by in the twilight on Donetsk's beach, everyone falls silent for a moment. A tiny oasis of sand, grass and water at a reservoir in central Donetsk, a city surrounded by Ukrainian troops fighting pro-Russian... Read Post
South Sudanese soldiers opened fire on a UN peacekeeping base sheltering 40,000 civilians, wounding a child and spraying bullets across the camp, the United Nations said Tuesday. Troops "were firing in the air in celebration of war ... Read Post
By Sally Raskoff Issues of sex and gender are popular and common topics in sociology; we discuss the complexities of defining sex as physical (male, female) and gender as social (women, men). We assume that males take on the gender.... Read Post